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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
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The Photonics West Industry Program

SPIE Photonics West Industry Sessions. These sessions will provide valuable information and networking for anyone, from engineers to CEOs, looking for the latest on industry insights.

Photonics West Industry Program
These sessions provide valuable information and networking for anyone — from engineers to CEOs — looking for the latest on industry insights.

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Call for Entries

It's time to get your applications ready.

2020 Prism Awards Call for Entries

Prism Awards

The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. The 2021 Call for Entries information and deadline will be announced soon. Winners will be announced during Photonics West 2021 in San Francisco.

2020 Startup Challenge Call for Entries opens this summer

Startup Challenge

The Startup Challenge is a high-stakes, global competition where entrepreneurs with light-enabled products have 5 minutes to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges and vie for over $85,000 in cash, prizes, and promotion. The online application opens late summer.

Your badge gives you access to...

Industry talks on the Expo Industry Stage. Saturday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday
Industry Workshops (Hamamatsu, Laser Components, Zemax) at Moscone West
 • Startup Challenge: Entrepreneurs pitch their new photonics business and compete for cash and prizes
...and a variety of other sessions

Other Special Events

These require another fee to attend or an invitation. Questions? email innovation@spie.org

AR, VR, MR 2021 Conference includes a new technical program, invited industry talks, panel discussion, a student Optical Design Challenge, courses, headset demonstrations, networking events, and more  (registration required)
Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Forum (registration required). In partnership with SPIE
 • Cluster Reception: leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters are welcome (RSVP required)
 • Prism Awards: The Prism Awards recognize the most innovative products on the market (tickets required)
 • Women Executives Meet-Up: talk shop, connect, and network. (RSVP required)

Also included with your badge

Access to BiOS Expo (Saturday and Sunday)
Access to the Photonics West Exhibition (Tuesday to Thursday)
Job Fair: meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including (Tuesday and Wednesday)

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